Filmic Radio Show August 2019

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Filmic August 2019. Featuring scores by Nino Rota, Akira Ifukube, John Powell, George Fenton, John Powell and more. New releases and Vintage soundtrack music. Plus some classic Godzilla tracks!

PLAYLIST

Track Title                                 Composer                      Film

Fight Club Ramin Jawadi The Queens Corgi
Malawi Antonio Pinto The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind
Smedley Alberto Ingelasias Yuli
Yuli Alberto Inglelasias Yuli
Via Veneto Nino Rota Plein Soleil
Nice Eyepatch H.Scott Selenas A Very private War
Godzilla Approaches Akira Ifukube Godzilla
Main Title Akira Ifukube Godzilla
Godzilla Main Title Bear McCreary Godzilla King of the Monsters
Bossa Nova Marina Pier Piccioni The Moment of Truth
Midnight Cowboy John Barry Midnight Cowboy
Big Spender Cy Coleman Sweet Charity
Prologus Diego Baldenwag Zwingli
Whirlpool Of Love John Powell X-Men The Last Stand
Red Joan-Prelude George Fenton Red Joan
My Little Comrade George Fenton Red Joan
Main Title – Adonis Mikis Theodorakis Z
South American Getaway Burt Bacharach Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
John Ronald Thomas Newman Tolkein
The TBCS Thomas Newman Tolkein
Tears In the Rain Vangelis Blade Runner

 

 

 

 

 

Filmic Radio Show – June 2019

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Had to miss out  May show due to travelling, so this show is a tad longer than normal.

PLAYLIST – Composer/Track Title/Film

John Barry Moonraker Main Title Moonraker
John Barry Bond Lured To Pyrimid Moonraker
Kasper Kaae Elven Out Stealing Horses
Mike Patton/Lai Di Gola A Perfect Twist A perfect Place
Benjamin Wallfisch The Cousul Of Wizards Shazam
Benjamin Wallfisch Run! Shazam
Michael Abels Anthem Us
Ilan Eshkeri Nureyev The White Crow
Harry Warren/Al Dubin/Doris Day I Only Have Eyes For You Young Man With A Horn
Volmer Bertlemann Landing Ashore Hotel Mumbai
Stuart A Staples/Ropbert Pattinson Willow High Life
John Williams Cinderella Liberty Love Theme Cinderella Liberty
John Williams Maggie Shoots Pool Cinderella Liberty
Nathan Whitehead Days Gone Days Gone
Yves Gourmeur Main Theme The Hummingird Project
Geroge Kallis The Fabric of History Cliffs Of Freedom
Tom Borrowdale Spring Spring
Thomas Newman End Title The Highwaymen
Joe Kraemer The Man Who Killed Hitler The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
Joe Kraemer Barr’s Theme The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot
Clint Mansell We Are All Stardust Out Of Blue

SPECTRE by Thomas Newman

Despite having read that the soundtrack is released sometime in November it is now on Spotify and the only reason I can think why is because today is the official UK premier of the much anticipated 007 film.
Not wanting to be too negative, and even though I am a fan of Newman’s scores, I was perplexed when he was given Skyfall and whilst Spectre does the job, it’s not that memorable. Maybe because Skyfall gave us the thunderous theme song by Adele to build on and if so we can’t use Sam Smith’s title song for Spectre as the same excuse [yes, I am in ‘the not so sure/don’t really like’ camp regarding this song.] Not that we need an excuse as it’s a perfectly sound score in parts.
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It open’s with a wonderful re-working [or to use modern parlance – deconstruction] of the 007 theme featuring award winning Tambuco who are a Mexican contemporary classical percusssion group.I loved this track have to say, so it was a good start to the soundtrack and stayed that way for the early tracks.

Of course locations are key to a 007 movie’s and The Eternal City is the haunting cue for our introduction to Rome. We arrive at Tangier to the sound of L’Americaine with a hint of danger together with ethnic strains. The 2 strongest cue’s highlight the romantic interest, Donna Lucia has very lush strings whilst Madeleine, who has a complicated background, also has luscious strings but the cue is a little more questioning.
There is also an instrumental version of The Writing’s On the Wall which doesn’t make the actual song anymore attractive but it has a strong Bond sound in it’s orchestration. The lively Tambuco re-appear on Day of The Dead, strikingly different to the rest of the soundtrack but it fits so well.
As for the action cues they are somewhat derivative but do an OK job. We have been somewhat spoilt by Mr Barry and David Arnold, particularly John Barry who made every cue count but here Newman adopts the present day driving force of action cues when I feel the film deserved better.

The score IS a Bond score and after hearing it within the film it works well but it’s not going to be a soundtrack that you listen to a lot and with the rich 007 music heritage we have this is almost a crime.

TRACK LISTING

1. Los Muertos Vivos Estan (featuring Tambuco)
2. Vauxhall Bridge
3. The Eternal City
4. Donna Lucia
5. A Place Without Mercy
6. Backfire
7. Crows Klinik
8. The Pale King
9. Madeleine
10. Kite In A Hurricane
11. Snow Plane
12. L’Americain
13. Secret Room
14. Hinx
15. Writing’s On The Wall (Instrumental)
16. Silver Wraith
17. A Reunion
18. Day Of The Dead (featuring Tambuco)
19. Tempus Fugit
20. Safe House
21. Blindfold
22. Careless
23. Detonation
24. Westminster Bridge
25. Out Of Bullets
26. Spectre (End Title)

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